Every now and then you learn an embroidery stitch that honestly isn’t really worth it. I kind of feel that way about the 2 color chain stitch. I understand the concept and maybe if I did it more often it might be worth the effort, but I kinda don’t think so.
But that said, I love the effect of using 2 different colors of thread when stitching.
I used this stitch to make the waves and love how it turned out.
So want to learn? Here goes. Load your needle up with 2 strands each of 2 different colors. The greater the contrast between these two the greater the effect.
Then, the thing to remember is that the color you want to see when you finish the stitch is the color that is on the bottom (underside) of your loop. So put that color under and pull your loop through.
So I’m a day behind, so you get a double header today with stitches. Now onto one of my favorites. The blanket stitch. This is a super easy stitch to learn that adds a great effect to so many different things. You can use it to finish off the ends of things, as a border on necklines (add a fun touch to a tee shirt!) and so many other things.
I used it here to stitch down the sail of the boat.
So here goes…
For a little extra fun you can take a corresponding thread and whip it through to make a whipped blanket stitch.